Combining economics with modern languages and cultures gives your degree a truly global focus.
You'll develop the practical skills an economist needs, including statistical and quantitative methods, and advanced economic analysis. You'll get a solid grounding in modern economic theory and how to apply it, and you'll explore current debates on economic policy.
You'll study modules in economic analysis, policy and mathematical and statistical methods for economics in your first year. Then in your second year you'll further your understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In your third year you'll take optional modules in aspects of economics that interest you.
The flexibility of the modern languages part of the degree means you have the option to study economics with either one or two of these languages: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. You can study Italian on this degree but only alongside a second language as well as economics. Luxembourg Studies is available as an option from year two onwards, either on its own or with a second language and economics.
You can take any language from beginner's level, and you can take French, German, Russian or Spanish post-A Level (or equivalent).
You'll develop your communication skills in your chosen language or languages to a high level. Optional modules include linguistics, literature, society and politics, history, philosophy and film studies.
We have recommended pathways through the languages and modules to enable you to create combinations that work well together. However, our flexible approach means you are not constrained by those pathways and we support you to make the choices that are best for you.
You'll spend the third year of your course abroad. We have a wide range of destinations on offer, both within Europe and beyond. You can choose to study at a leading university, carry out an approved work placement, or in some cases take part in exciting volunteering opportunities.
This degree opens up a wide range of career opportunities, close to home and further afield. You'll get extensive training in quantitative techniques, problem solving and analytical writing, as well as other transferable skills. You'll develop highly valuable language skills, and you'll gain a sophisticated understanding of the countries where your chosen language or languages are spoken.
You'll be equipped for variety of professions including business, finance and accountancy, law, teaching, translating, journalism, broadcasting and national government in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.